|9" Nylon Tongs |
Good size for everyday use. The nylon tips can be used (gently) in your non-stick pans. (NOTE: avoid tongs with silicone tips, they're floppy and slippery!)
|12" Stainless Steel Tongs |
This size is good for turning things in the oven, as well as on the grill. The stainless steel tips won't melt and give you a good firm grip on whatever you're turning.
I think this set is great: lightweight, won't scratch your cookware, no plastic to melt, and made of renewable bamboo. (No weirdo forks!) The spoon with the pointy corner is the 1st one I grab.
|Nonstick Whisk |
If you buy only one whisk, get this one. It won't harm your nonstick pans, won't turn your sauces gray, and still does a pretty good job at general whisking tasks.
|Flat Whisk |
If you get two whisks, this one does the best job of scraping up the fond from your skillet, mixes soft doughs and batters, and is easy to clean.
Are you a fan of homemade mayo? Do you like fluffy whipped cream? Would you rather avoid cleaning appliances? More wires = fewer strokes. Make sure you use a nice deep bowl!
|Mixing Bowl Set |
Metal wont break or chip, and can be used to make a double boiler or bain marie. These are kind of thin, so if you want to splurge, get one good, heavy bowl to use with a hand-mixer. TIPS: Avoid bowls with a non-slip base, or handles. Don't bother with any set that includes lids.
|Fine Microplane |
This can do things your box-grater can't. Parmesan like fluffy clouds. Fresh ginger without little hairs. Garlic minced so fine it's puréed. Citrus zest - and ONLY zest - to boost the flavor of your cooking!
I don't have all day to peel veggies, and it's no secret how I feel about Y-peelers. If NASA and Cadillac had a baby, and that baby was a swivel peeler, this would be that baby. A bargain at twice the price so get two!
|Cutting Board #1 ||Cutting Board #2 ||Cutting Board #3|
|These are are my suggestions, because they're what I use at home. I picked these specific boards because they are a good size: large enough to work on, but small enough to fit in your dishwasher. They'll also survive a daily spray with a bleach-based cleaner with no problems. Get at least two!|
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